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UK Support for Death Penalty Drops Below 50 Percent


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UK Support for Death Penalty Drops Below 50 Percent

LONDON - Public support for the death penalty in Britain has dropped to less than half the UK population for the first time, according to a new survey.

The latest British Social Attitudes survey, released today, revealed that a majority of people in the UK – 52 per cent – now oppose the death penalty. Three decades ago, the same survey found that 75 per cent of the population supported capital punishment; a figure that has now fallen to 48 per cent.

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